Play Against Capablanca

Play Against Capablanca

See how you fare against the greatest player of his time!

IM Igor Khmelnitsky has collected 25 examples from the games of a chess legend - 3rd World Champion, Jose Raul Capablanca. While he was the World champion for only 6 years, Capablanca has been always considered an extremely remarkable player. Capablanca lost only 35 serious games (as an adult), and went undefeated in 63 games during 8-year stretch. This is your chance to 'virtually' compete against one of the best chess players ever. See how you you'll do against the legendary Capablanca!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn from one of the greatest chess players of all time!
  • Practice key tactics and strategic play!
  • Test your wits against Capablanca!
Saemisch - Capablanca, Karlsbad 1929

Saemisch - Capablanca, Karlsbad 1929

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Saemisch. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 9...Bc8-a6, planning to build a pressure against the doubled c-pawn. What are White's options and how should he respond?
3 Challenges
Capablanca - Hoffman, 1922

Capablanca - Hoffman, 1922

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Hoffman. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was at typical sacrifice on h7 - 9. Be4xh7+. What are White's options and how should he respond?
2 Challenges
Alekhine - Capablanca, 1927

Alekhine - Capablanca, 1927

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Alekhine. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 47...Rc2-c4, attacking one of White's pawns. What are White's options and how should he respond?
6 Challenges
Capablanca - Bain, 1933

Capablanca - Bain, 1933

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Mary Bain. This is a blindfold exhibition. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 9. Ne2x(B)d4. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
4 Challenges
Euwe - Capablanca, 1938

Euwe - Capablanca, 1938

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Euwe. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 25...c7-c6, strengthening the Q-side pawns. What are White's options and how should he respond?
4 Challenges
Capablanca - Alekhine, 1927

Capablanca - Alekhine, 1927

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Alekhine. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 30. d4-d5, attacking in the center. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
3 Challenges
Eliskases - Capablanca, 1937

Eliskases - Capablanca, 1937

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Elsikases. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 369...Bc8x(N)e6, leaving the a6 pawn en prise. What are White's options and how should he respond?
1 Challenge
Capablanca - Thomas, 1919

Capablanca - Thomas, 1919

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Thomas. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 29. Qa6-a8, with (seemingly) deadly threats on the 8th rank. Black resigned here. Any other options you can see here?
3 Challenges
Winter - Capablanca, 1936

Winter - Capablanca, 1936

You are playing White and your 'partner' is William. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 36...Kg6-h5, trying to run away from White pieces. What are White's options and how should he respond?
1 Challenge
Capablanca - Adams, 1915

Capablanca - Adams, 1915

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Fonaroff. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 28. Bd2-e3, hoping to plug the holes around his King. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
4 Challenges
Marshall - Capablanca, 1909

Marshall - Capablanca, 1909

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Marshall. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 24...Rb8-b6, shielding the a7 pawn from the Queen's attack and attempting to defend the Bishop. What are White's options and how should he respond?
3 Challenges
Capablanca - Molina, 1914

Capablanca - Molina, 1914

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Molina. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 24. d3-d4, hoping to push back Black's rook and open some space for his pieces. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
6 Challenges
Janowski - Capablanca, 1913

Janowski - Capablanca, 1913

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Janowski. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 24...g5x(P)h4. What are White's options and how should he respond?
4 Challenges
Capablanca - Dake, 1931

Capablanca - Dake, 1931

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Dake. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 50. Pg3-g4, seemingly achieving nothing. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
3 Challenges
Nimzowitsch - Capablanca, 1927

Nimzowitsch - Capablanca, 1927

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Nimtozowitsch. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 17...Ph7-h5, undermining your K-side pawns. What are White's options and how should he respond?
1 Challenge
Lilienthal - Capablanca, 1935

Lilienthal - Capablanca, 1935

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Lilienthal. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 19...Qc4x(P)e4, strengthening the queenside pawns. What are White's options and how should he respond?
7 Challenges
Capablanca - Fonaroff, 1918

Capablanca - Fonaroff, 1918

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Fonaroff. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 18. Bf4x(N)e5, creating very serious threats. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
5 Challenges
Tarrasch - Capablanca, 1914

Tarrasch - Capablanca, 1914

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Tarrasch. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 17...Bg4x(N)f3. What are White's options and how should he respond?
2 Challenges
Bernstein - Capablanca, 1914

Bernstein - Capablanca, 1914

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Bernstein. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 26..Rc7-c5, attacking the N. What are White's options and how should he respond?
1 Challenge
Capablanca - Marshall, 1914

Capablanca - Marshall, 1914

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Marshall. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 18. Re7x(B)e6, starting the fireworks. What are Black's options and how should he respond?
3 Challenges
Botvinnik - Capablanca, 1938

Botvinnik - Capablanca, 1938

You are playing White and your 'partner' is Botvinnik. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 29...Qe8-e7, blocking the danerous P and gibing extra support to the Nf6. What are White's options and how should he respond?
5 Challenges
Capablanca - Janowski, 1916

Capablanca - Janowski, 1916

You are playing Black and your 'partner' is Janowski. It is your move. How do you evaluate the situation? Capablanca's last move was 83. Kc4-d5, improving his King while preventing the Black King from getting back to the b-pawn. Black resigned here. Any other options you can see here?
7 Challenges

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Play Against Capablanca

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Released September 1, 2009
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